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French Laughter

Literary Humour from Diderot to Tournier

French Laughter( )
Author: Redfern, Walter
Publication Date:Feb 2008
Publisher:Ebsco Publishing
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $66.45
Book Description:

The culmination of a lifetime's fascination with humour, Walter Redfern's book treats major French writers from the 18th to the 20th centuries as humorists, including Diderot, Rousseau, Sade, Huysmans, Flaubert, Beckett, and Tournier. He considers irony, hyperbole, wordplay, jokes, dialogue, humour as philosophical speculation, and plagiarism.

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